UP IGs to be linked with video conferencing facility

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Lucknow, Nov 15 (UNI) In a bid to speed up emergency response and policy implementation, the DGP office here will soon be linked up with the seven police zones through video conferencing facility.

UPTRON, a state government undertaking, will today begin installation and commissioning of the video conferencing facility at the seven zonal IG offices across the state. ''The process would be completed by November 27,'' IG (Personnel) Pravin Singh, who is responsible for the implementation of the project, told UNI here today.

Incidentally, November 27 would also mark the beginning of police week celebrations in the state.

''Once the project is implemented, the DGP can communicate with the seven zonal IGs simultaneously. This will help save time, emergency response and policy implementation,'' he said. Besides interacting with IGs, the DGP or any other officer in the state capital can intreract with district SPs or SSPs who can gather at the respective offices of zonal IGs.

While the seven zonal IG offices will be equipped with 42 inch monitors, the DGP office will get a bigger monitor so that he can see all of them together on smaller sub windows generated on a larger screen.

So far, the DGP used to interact with his junior officers through the BSNL's closed user group (CUG) cell phone facility. ''In CUG, you can talk with one officer at a time. But through video conferencing, the scale of interaction increases,'' he said.

The project will be ready by November 24.

The UP police has been divided into Allahabad, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut and Varanasi zones.


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